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Equation interface

Question asked by Pet Peever on Sep 30, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 1, 2012 by Pet Peever

Hi,

 

"What's news in 2012" says (chapter 10 in the french edition), that the interface was completely re-built.

 

Unfortunately, your team has still a lot of work :

 

3 major bugs, imo, described here

 

- https://forum.solidworks.com/message/318367#318367

- https://forum.solidworks.com/message/317942#317942

 

have to be fixed, before a plane crashes because such behaviour in a CAD program.

 

2 - About the equation interface :  when ENTER is entered, or when I dbl-click on something (often a global variable) to enter some parameter in an equation. if a sketch is opened, then, it closes.

As I generally enter more than one equation, and often with the sketch involved opened, I have then to re-open :

    - the sketch

   - but not only, because -3-

 

3 - When the equation interface is opened, impossible to open a sketch !!!!

   So, the manip described at -2- implies to

               - close at first the EI

               - re-open at first the sketch, and then

               - the EI.

 

4 - to use D_n@sketch_l works good, clicking on a dimension of a sketch, or on a previously defined dimension (left member of an equation).

 

It's another kettle of fish, if I want to click on a global variable to enter it in the right member of the equation !!!!

 

Even a paste and copy often don't works. Sometimes it works, often, it don't.

 

Compared to a previous version of the equation interface, I have not to open a zillion of windows to use equations, but your team has still some work, to make equations really user-friendly (which they would have to be, in any CAD program !!!)

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